27 February 2012

Museum of Natural History

Last Sunday morning Rich and I checked out of the Yotel and ventured uptown. Even though I've been to the Museum of Natural History about twenty times it could never get old. Its such a fascinating place to spend an afternoon wandering from room to room looking at all the wonders housed there. I especially love the dark halls that house the North American woodland animals and the massive blue-lit hall filled with sea dwellers.
Checking out some big Bison.
An escaped butterfly from the Butterfly House on a wall the color of flowers.
Like a living page from Albertus Seba's Cabinet of Natural Curiosities.
The blue lights and a Blue whale in the Hall of Oceans. I've always thought this would be the perfect room for a party.
Prehistoric New York City.
This display of a chipmunk's next makes me want to watch the Fantastic Mr. Fox and his burrowing friends.
After leaving the museum we came across the beautiful under water mosaics in the subway station.

16 comments

  1. I love that museum.  It never gets old for me either.  DINO TATTOOS.  I hope you let Rich get a dino tattoo.  

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  2. Easily one of my favorite places in NYC!

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  3. I absolutely love that place, I think it's the best museum I've ever been to. Plus, the Squid and the Whale!

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  4. I would love to visit. I love the Natural History museum in London so bet I'd really enjoy this too. Also may be being stupid here but is this the same museum as featured in Catcher in the Rye?

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  5. This looks such an interesting museum, my husband would love this place for sure! And how stunning does that butterfly look against that orange wall. I hope it found it's way back to the butterfly house though. 

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  6. Great photos, looks really interesting! I love that photo of the butterfly!
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  7. hi Kalie!! I love museum, beautiful photos

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  8. I had the exact same thought in regards to Catcher in the Rye... I think it is!

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  9. Love this post! Especially the caption to the chipmunk nest photo. That movie is wonderful! 

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  10. I absolutely love the colors in these photos - and you're right, now I want to watch Fantastic Mr. Fox...
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  11. If I ever visit NYC (which I am thinking it can happen this year!) that's one must see place for me, my favourite class at school was Biology and The Natural History Museum here in London is my favourite (alongside the British Museum).

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  12. Very inspiring photos..! xo akiko
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  13. This museum looks awesome, I must get over to the east coast asap! Thanks for sharing this, I always love seeing nature/nature museums & this one is quite impressive.
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